Everything from your look to your email signatures matters. Learn how to be aware of the pitfalls and take advantage of the opportunities to communicate your passion, skills, and talents to employers.
- Have you ever heard the expression,…you only get one chance to make a good first impression?…Well, it's true.…Whether your first impression is by email, in person,…or by phone, how you present yourself to that interviewer…or networking contact, really matters.…Everything from your look…to your email signature is important.…When I speak to groups of college and university seniors…about to graduate, I'm often asked,…"How do I dress for an interview,…"even an informational interview?"…Well, I wish I could say that there's a standard dress code…for every job interview.…
That would make life so much easier.…But the reality is that there are few companies…that have a uniform dress code today.…And the industry and location of each job…has a lot to do with how people there dress.…The general rule is always dress one notch above…how you would actually dress on the job.…So if you'd wear slacks and a sports jacket on the job,…then wearing a suit to an interview is a great choice.…If the job is very casual, then dressing in slacks,…
Personal branding expert Lida Citroën shows you how to present yourself to employers in the best light, from your resume to your social media presence, to your interview attire. Lida also shares best practices for finding and applying to jobs, and setting yourself up for success before graduation. She helps you understand how to use social media strategically to network with future coworkers and mentors, and research the companies you really want to work for. Her advice is focused on helping you find a good fit with an employer that matches your passion, salary requirements, and values.
- Selling "you" and building your brand
- Leveraging an internship
- Finding your network
- Identifying your ideal employer
- Finding jobs online and in person
- Competing with others
- Writing resumes and cover letters
- Acing the interview